By Mallory McDonald

Mariah Carey moved quickly into a celebrity relationship with James Packer, and in recent celebrity news, the relationship came to a crashing halt. According to EOnline.comPacker called off the couple’s celebrity engagement, and Carey is left devastated by the sudden split. A source told E! News exclusively that Carey was “blindsided” when Packer dumped her “out of nowhere.” Another source shared that she only learned the relationship was over by seeing it in the press. We learned that “the split has been devastating for Mariah. She loved James and was planning to marry him…She made life changes for this man to prepare for their future as husband and wife, even relocating to L.A., at James’ request, so he could be closer to his children. Everything she has done over the past year is to prove how fully committed she is to their life together. She really wanted this to work. And then, completely out of the blue, it imploded.” This celebrity break-up is going to leave the two reeling and cause a lot of media attention!

This celebrity news has breakup drama written all over it. What are some ways to keep your breakup story out of the public eye?

Cupid’s Advice: 

A very public break-up can make everything even more stressful and painful. Cupid is here for how to avoid your breakup becoming public:

1. An understanding: The decision to end the relationship needs to be a decision that both partners agree to. It cannot be a surprise because it will leave the opportunity for the public to learn first.

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2. United front: Both you and your ex-partner need to be united on the break-up so that there is no confusion when it does become public knowledge.

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3. Keep it private: Until the break-up is over and both people have moved on, try to keep it between the two of you. Even if it was not an amicable end, try to remember it will only become worse with the public’s opinion.

How do you shield your breakup from the public? Comment below!